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unnamed-2 unnamed-3 unnamed-4 unnamed-5 unnamed-6 unnamed-7 unnamed-8 unnamed-9 unnamed-10National Gallery of the Cayman Islands (NG) is very excited to present thenew Cine Club season titled “Modern European Cinema” at the National Gallery Dart Auditorium. The carefully curated season boasts award winning films and covers a huge range of genres. The season kicks off with a “British Movies” event – a free screening happening this Saturday (tomorrow!) at 10:00 AM.

In other news, the exhibition Our Story of Art is in full swing and we’re pleased to offer two events as part of the exhibition’s schedule. The first is a lunchtime lecture which will take visitors on a tour and examine significant works within the exhibition. The second is a curator’s lecture led by myself and accompanied by a digital presentation in the National Gallery Dart Auditorium.

We hope you take full advantage of these upcoming events offered at the National Gallery and hope to see you soon.


Natalie Urquhart

Director, National Gallery of the Cayman Islands


British Movies Event Saturday, 11 January 2014

The Cine Club season kicks off with a free screening of two historically accurate and critically acclaimed British movies on Saturday, 11 January between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM in the Dart Auditorium.

Film schedule:

First film

– Mrs Brown (1997) starring Judi Dench. Showtime 10:00 AM.

This film centres around the life and times of Queen Victoria following her extraordinary friendship with a Scottish Highlander.

Second film

– Becoming Jane (2007) starring Anne Hathaway. Showtime 12:15 PM.

This film paints a biographical portrait of a pre-fame Jane Austin and her romance with a young Irishman.


Cine Club New Season

A new season of Cine Club will be starting 13 January – 24 March

Every other Monday 7:00 PM in the Dart Auditorium

Fees are $50 for 6 meetings ($40 NGCI members)

$10 drop-in per session($8 members)


FILM EXHIBITION:Modern European Cinema – popular and award winning films from across Europe.

Mon 13 January Les Intouchables. 2011. 112mins. French.

Francois Cluzet, Omar Sy

Mon 27 January Den Skaldede Frisør. 2012. 116 min. Danish.

Pierce Brosnan, Trine Dryholm, Kim Bodnia

Mon 10 February Run Lola Run. 1998. 80 min. German.

Franka Potente, Moritz Bleibtreu

Mon 24 Februray Talk To Her. 2002. 112 min. Spanish.

Geraldine Chaplin, Javier Camara

Mon 10 March Amour. 2012. 127 min. Austrian/French.

Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva

Mon 24 March Mermaid. 2010. 100 min. Russian.

Evgenir Tsyganov, Irina Skrinichenko

For more information about Cine Club email

[email protected]


Our Story of Art Upcoming Lectures

Lunchtime Lecture with Eme Paschalides. 15 January 2014, 12:30 PM Discussion will be about various aspects of the OSOA artists’ works.

Curator’s Lecture with Natalie Urquhart. 16 January 2014, 6:00 PM Our Story of Art’s curator Natalie Urquhart will lecture of the development of art in the Cayman Islands.

Refreshments served. Admission is free. Donations welcome.


Art Instructor Opportunity

The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands would like to recruit a casual instructor to deliver weekly art classes. the ideal candidate will have practical art skills and teaching experience. Payment is at an hourly rate. Applicants should have to right to work in the Cayman Islands. Please send a CV and covering letter outlining your relevant experience by 31 January 2014 to the email below.

[email protected] or call 345 945 8111.


Kids and Families

Pre-schoolers and Parents

with Kieshona Brown Every Friday 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Admission free, drop-in, all welcome!

Family Fun

with Kieshona Brown Every Saturday 9:00 AM – 10:15 AM

$5 per child or free with NGCI Family Members, drop-in (first come first served), for children and families!

For more information on our youth educational programmes email [email protected]


New Volunteers Jobs for 2014

We’re revamping our volunteer programme to include some new volunteer positions. If you’re looking for ways to give back in 2014 you’ve come to the right place. We couldn’t do the work that we do without the support of our volunteers. Thank you to everyone who volunteered in 2013 and we look forward to working with you in 2014.

Some of the major areas we will need help with at the beginning of 2014 are with the membership drive and reception in the lower exhibition hall. We’re also looking for photographers, archivists, event planners, ambassadors, editors, the list goes on. In addition to these important volunteer positions we will also be hosting a number of Gallery programmes, openings, and events and will need assistance as we move through 2014.

If you are interested in volunteering let us know by filling in the on-line volunteer form or by responding to this email. See you at the Gallery soon!


Public Art – Sculpture Competition

The Three-Week Countdown Begins!

The submission period for the Public Art – Sculpture Competition begins in 19 days.

For more information about the competition, please visit our dedicated Public Art – Sculpture Competition page here.

The winning project will receive complete financial assistance for the execution of the final work as well as a CI$10,000 cash prize. All proposals can be submitted to the National Gallery between Monday, 27 January 2014, 9:00 AM Eastern Standard Time (EST) and Friday, 31 January 2014, 5:00 pm (EST).

For more information email [email protected] or call (345) 945 8111.The complete list of rules and regulations can be found here.


In the Brac…

Live Studio Night with Monte Lee Thornton

Sponsored By Coldwell Banker

Every Monday 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM at the Cayman Brac, Coldwell Banker Office.


Outdoor Painting with Simone Scott

4th Saturday of the month 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM

Beach west of Divi Tiara abandoned Timeshares, South Side

Free for residents (visitors: $10 includes use of supplies)

Both residents and visitors can attend this open-air class and record their contemporary experiences and the beauty of the island.


Art for the Elderly with Simone Scott

Every 1st and 3rd Thursday 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Kirkconnell Community Care Centre

Free for residents (incl. use of supplies)

This class is designed to allow people who live in rest homes to engage with art.

Sponsored by Ernst & Young.

For more information on our Cayman Brac programmes and events contact: Simone Scott Tel: (345) 917 7718 or email

[email protected].

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Monday to Friday

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Saturday

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM Sundays and Public Holidays Closed

Purchase NGCI Memberships for 2014…

2014 promises to be an exciting year for the National Gallery. The Gallery has seen some 17,800+ visitors in 2013 including young and old, locals and tourists. As you know, the Gallery offers a Permanent Collection Exhibition, a temporary exhibition space, an education centre including an auditorium, an arts library and a fully equipped art studio, all within beautifully landscaped grounds in a fabulous location. Your membership enables us to continue with our busy exhibition schedule, education and outreach programming, and gives you the opportunity to be a part of and enjoy this wonderful cultural facility.

To renew your Gallery Membership or to purchase a gift membership stop by or give us a call on (345) 945 8111.

Sculpture of the week…

The artwork, which evokes flight and ascension, is made of steel and dichroic glass to explore a fundamental interest in light. The artist is known for breaking new ground in architectural art with his use of cold bent tempered glass, encapsulated glass elements, programmed artificial lighting and unusual tension structures.

Artist: Artist Ed Carpenter. His artwork Ascend us at Charlotte Douglas International Airport.

School Tours

Schools can now book a tour for the new exhibition Our Story of Art. NGCI Active Learning Sessions are also available. These sessions explore the National Collection of art and covers different areas of the National Curriculum.

Both of these programmes are FREE for local schools, but must be booked in advance.

Group Visits

The National Gallery welcomes group visits. Contact us in advance to organise a guided tour or educational package. For more information on group tours click here.

Gallery Gift Shop

2014 Watercolour calendars are now available for $15. All proceeds go towards the NCVO and the Cayman Hospice Care.

The Gift Shop is located in the National Gallery’s lower exhibition hall. Proceeds from the Gallery Gift Shop help to fund our exhibitions and education programmes.

Opportunities for artists at the National Gallery…

In February/March 2014 the National Gallery will be hosting a call out for anyone who is interested in selling items in the Gallery Gift Shop. Details to follow soon!


Community Events

(non-NGCI events)

The National Gallery seeks to “promote visual arts in and of the Cayman Islands”. Through this e-bulletin you can learn about other arts-related happenings in our community.

What’s Happening

Cayman Heart Fund

Red Dress Cabaret Gala

Friday 7 February Marriott Ballroom

Contact [email protected] or call 916 6324


Painting Loose in Acrylics II

Well known UK artist and instructor Carole Baker returns to instruct Workshop II

February 2014

For details about this workshop email [email protected]

or call 546 9422

To the Edges of the World

Underwater and Land Photogallery

90 School Road George Town

Darvin Ebanks (345) 929 7181

Cayman Islands Craft Market (waterfront)

Come out and support our local artists.

Items on sale include prints and original pieces.

Please contact Cira Bush on (345) 929 4777


‘Red Sky at Night’ arts festival

Cayman National Cultural Foundation

1 March 2014

F.J. Harquail Cultural Centre

Contact: Lorna Bush / Rita Estevanovich

[email protected]

(345) 949 5477


Big Ole Looky Ya’ cultural festival

National Museum of the Cayman Islands

May & November 2014

National Museum, George Town

Contact: Maia Muttoo

[email protected]

(345) 949 8368


Various events at the Visual Arts Society

Visual Arts Society of the Cayman Islands

The Watler House at Pedro’s Castle

Contact: Marry McCallum

[email protected]

(345) 327 0751


Disclaimer: the opinions expressed at non-National Gallery events are the artist(s)/organisations personal views/ideologies and do not necessarily reflect the views and ideology of the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands.

For more information on all NG events please go to: [email protected]


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